COMMUNITY

Highlighting Creators of Global Community

In community, we discover the reflections of our inner states and of our interconnectedness with one another.

“Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno” - “One for all, and all for One”

~Alexandre Dumas

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Korey Batey

DAVIS
Korey created DAVIS, with a commitment to help shape the future of children and the world they live in, focused on a message to motivate the youth of his community with new ways to relate to the future, “ideas that were thought of as impossible with the integration of present knowledge, history and new technology”. His message offered hope to youth that might otherwise lose their way to the streets, ignorance, and indifference. DAVIS is a Detroit based, non-profit organization, assisting community in developing residential alleyways and garages to increase mobility options for the elderly and youth, increase economic vibrancy in the community, collaborate community projects that repurpose buildings to serve multi purposes such as afterschool programs and block clubs in neutral spaces. Those neutral spaces educate, nourish creativity, contribute to “new thinking”, visualize purpose together, and promote talents within the community.
art, artists, creativity, creative community

Karen Light

Studio Light Illustration and Creative Coaching
Studio Light transforms visions to visuals on its quest to help create a more human world through the magic of storytelling.  This company helps self-publishing authors bring their book to life through illustrations and supporting them in the self-publishing and self-promotion process.  Studio Light also has an Apprenticeship program for emerging illustrators who receive coaching and work experience to help them become successful freelancers.  Additionally, there are programs for any creative looking for more support whether that is through the Creative Community Circle or through individual Creative Coaching.

Dawn Ali

Outward Self
Hi, I am Dawn Ali! In September 2018, I took a leap of faith and left my corporate job and began my efforts in helping liberate humanity. We all have that inner desire to live a life of freedom, but the challenge comes in understanding the necessary steps to take in order to achieve that inner desire. Outward Self was created to help individuals see the power within themselves and project that out into the world. Through the programs created I have begun to develop individuals on the physical, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of life, allowing them to deliberately create the experiences they want. Currently, I published a children’s book, I AM Whatever I Say I AM, to enhance their power Within through affirmations at a young age. Through developing Outward Self, our goal is to connect with our global community and help them break through barriers that have held them from living a life of freedom.

Nevin Eckert

TrueSpring
Nevin has been researching holistic health, water quality and emerging water technologies for 23 years. His background includes forest restoration and organic farming. Nevin discovered the life work of Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) a definitive naturalist, who outlined the fundamental workings of nature, its biological systems, and their symbiotic relationships to the cycles of life on earth. Nevin’s mission is to invoke higher levels of water consciousness to people worldwide inspiring people to obtain sovereignty for their personal health through the quality of water they drink daily. His philosophy is based in the understanding that when water is in its purest form and at its highest quality, it’s a “Living Substance” endowed with both physical and energetic qualities. Nevin has created a custom drinking water system solution, TrueSpring, configured of state of art components to purify and transform any water, creating a medicinal spring water quality with therapeutic properties. TrueSpring “water quality solutions” independently represents an array of cutting-edge water technologies.

Karyn Ross

Helping Circles
What is a Helping Circle? Like sewing circles of past and today’s micro-lending communities, Helping Circles are small communities of women who come together to actively help each other in diverse ways. No problem is too big or small for us to solve when we put our hearts, heads and hands together. No dream can’t be turned into a reality when we cooperate, collaborate and use our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas to create together! How does a Helping Circle ‘Help’? Helping Circles are self-organizing – There’s no formal organization to join. No membership process or dues. Any woman can start one – at home, at work, in the community. Helping Circles can happen anywhere women can gather together.
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Gigi Manuela

Crystal Healing Paintings
Hello, my name is Gigi. I create one of a kind paintings with resin and real Canadian healing crystals for your sacred space or home. Each piece is unique and full of Crystal Healing Energies. I hand inlay crushed Crystals, Stones and Minerals for added Healing benefits. I believe in the healing properties of Crystals because I can feel their energies in my hands when I hold them. They can help balance our lives, improve energies or help with healing, motivation and creativeness. They can sooth depression help with anxiety and overall health. As a child I’ve always had a passion for interior design, and an appreciation for the beauty of Mother Nature. I began to create a way to combine our living spaces with powerful positive energies and disperse these energies back out into the world, in hopes of spreading joy and connection through my creations.

Dr. Susan Gullion

Harmony Network Chiropractic Care on Cape Cod
Dr. Susan Gullion brings  pure joy to waking up to the amazing being you are with Network Care. A combination of Network Spinal chiropractic care and SRI or Somatorespiratory Integration, this gentle approach invites you to participate in a more conscious and healthy way with your first community, your Self. Your body, your mind, and spirit rise together in energy and clarity with more loving attention, motion in new ways, and paying attention to how we breathe. This work is a gentle meditation of sorts that allows you to truly listen, respond and create the life that is congruent with your true Self. Ease, health, peace, wisdom and experiencing the global community around us naturally flows from this alignment within. We begin to see and know that we are not separate from the one community. Dr. Susan is a practitioner and guide of this incredible work for 30 years, teaching anyone excited to learn and experience these simple practices to integrate a profound enlivened awareness, be more resourceful in life and express the pure love that they are within.

Jacqueline Hayes

The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI)
In November of 1999, the City of Chicago forced the homeless who were living on Lower Wacker Drive out. Many started living in the doorways of vacant spaces on Michigan Avenue. As a real estate broker specializing in retail leasing on Michigan Avenue and Oak Streets, I had to ask them to leave because their presence would adversely affect the ability to lease the spaces to retailers considering locating to Chicago. It felt like I was “kicking” them out and I spoke with the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, of which at that time I was an officer and director (aka: The Magnificent Mile Association) indicating that we had to do something about the situation. Since they didn’t have enough staff, I asked if they would back me if I initiated a way to address the issue. They agreed and I gathered representatives from the GNMAA, the River North Association, the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents, Catholic Charities, Holy Name, Lawson House, Fourth Presbyterian and Northwestern Hospital. We met monthly for a year, created a 2-sided card on how to address the needs of the homeless, incorporated as Help East Local Poverty in 2000 (changed name to The Chicago Help Initiative in 2011). The card was shared with all the members of the respective organizations/ institutions and could be given to a homeless person. Msgr. Michael Boland, the President of Catholic Charities, then offered  me his dining hall at 721 North La Salle Street and the first meal was served on March 2001, provided by Eli’s Place for Steak (no longer in business) but,  Marc Schulman, President of Eli’s Cheesecake, continues to provide a meal each year which is prepared by his chef and served by his staff.  In addition, he provides desserts multiple times a year at CHI’s annual fundraiser. Since our first meal in 2001, we have served 175,000 meals. CHI has evolved over the years from providing one meal a week to expanding our services to include the many programs listed on our website, The Chicago Help Initiative, which evolved in response to the needs of the homeless.

Stephanie Spencer

New Life for Old Bags
I’ve been described as a cool woman of immediate passions. When I retired and moved to Chicago to be near family, I started looking for my next immediate passion and found it when I met the group called New Life for Old Bags. I attended their function and learned how to turn plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. They showed me how to cut up the plastic bags, how to join the loops into plarn (plastic yarn), gave me a large crochet hook and a supply of plarn to get started. These mats are 3’ x 6‘, use approx. 800 bags to complete, and getting enough bags was a concern. However, the mgt. company of my apartment building featured this project in their newsletter, gave me weekly use of a function room to host plarning for this project, and set up several collection places in the building. Residents in my building called to learn how to crochet and make the mats. Other people wanted to present this project to their own volunteer groups. I now collect bags from my own apartment building, other apt. buildings, local stores, and my grandson’s class. Having completed the first mat, I wondered how it could be distributed and again the answer appeared out of nowhere. The Founder of the Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) & also a neighbor invited me to visit weekly meals offered to the homeless. It was such fun that it has led to weekly volunteering and a weekly giving away of a mat. Others are now asking for mats for homeless people they see on the streets. There are many YouTube videos of people doing this project around the country. I see this is as a win, win situation: to keep plastic out of the landfill and help the homeless. This is a project for anyone and those who are interested in learning more can contact me. I’m happy to answer questions! Stephanie Spencer, New Life for Old Bags by email: stef1603@gmail.com or call: 517-881-5717

Mark Weiss

Comic Books For Kids!
Mark’s appreciation for comic books started well over 50 years ago when his dad would come home from the train station carrying comic books. While those comic books would become much loved, it was not that much longer until future purchases found their way into comic bags filling up boxes and closets along the way. Mark worked his way through college attending University at Illinois in Chicago and then went to Southern Illinois University where he gained his MBA in 9 months. During the 80s, Mark joined a large technology firm and stayed in the technology sector for many years, all the while collecting, bagging and boarding “his preciouses”, those comic books. In the early 1980s, Mark and his friend developed the first comic book bulletin board called the Collector Connection that was full screen based. Notable was the ability to buy and sell comics. At the time a publisher named Valiant expressed interest in advertising on the board and the very same day that ink was to be signed, Acclaim purchased Valiant putting a halt to the future plans of the bulletin board. Without continued funding, the project fell into obscurity. This was just a short while before ebay was born and buying and selling online became massively popular. In 2017 and while still working, Mark launched ComicBooks For Kids! with the goals of helping children reduce stress and anxiety while in hospitals and cancer centers. Two years later ComicBooks For Kids! has shipped over 30,000 comics and bilingual materials to over 150 hospitals in all 50 states.

Aliess Kime

Raydiant Day/Raydiant Day Pathways
Hi! I’m Aliess. I am a transformational coach, here to help people release self-imposed limits, grow to express and contribute their greatness, and join the “dance” of co-creative, collaborative community. At 18, depressed after seeing the true story of a corrupt Prison Farm in Alabama, I made a vow to help human beings evolve and expand their capacity to love themselves, their lives, and each other. In 1997, at 33, I met the man who would become my husband, Peter Kime, artist, healer, and alchemist. In 1998, he began “articulating and composing” what is now Raydiant Pathways, a powerful new method for transforming internal barriers into whole new realms of function and being. Raydiant Lightware—the visual technology at the core of every Raydiant Pathway—is comprised of visually interactive constellations of shapes, colors, and symbols. It works at the speed of light to transmute, clear, and release traumatic imprints and limiting beliefs, freeing you up to feel, know, be, and express your highest way of being for your positive intention.  I believe that everyone has something special to give the world—something that makes your heart sing and your soul resonate. If you feel stuck inside yourself, unable to “sing” or sing loud enough to be heard in the world—like I was for a long time—I want to help you. Let’s sing out loud and join the dance together!
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Jamie Gold

Gold and Fire

Hi, I’m Jamie, an artist, photographer, graphic designer and spiritual advisor in Chicago. I started Gold and Fire as a way to help others get creative with their spiritual journeys, share art and stories, teach and learn. It is a supportive community to connect with others and attend creative workshops that explore self-empowerment, transformation, and spiritual topics.

Doing what I can to help others has always driven my work and passions, and I now share the things that have helped me most, guiding others on their spiritual journeys, releasing energy blocks, curing nightmares and reoccurring dreams, daily stress, and emotional loneliness. My methods include art and creativity, dream work, chakra balancing, as well as oracle and tarot sessions. With a playful spirit, I look forward to providing helpful tools and practices that can help manifest our best lives possible.

Valeria Teles

Fit For Joy
The name is Valeria Teles (pen name) aka Valeria Koopman. I am the life force dedicated to, explore and understand, anything it perceives as meaningful. I am what life has inspired “me” to become. I have become what the conditioned mind and body had planned. I am a piece of the Universe aware that it is here. Valeria is a writer, blogger, podcaster, and author of the book Fit For Joy, other books, courses, and conducts private sessions to develop awareness and spiritual awakenings. The Center, a project connected with the Fit for Joy book and philosophy, is a space devoted to the physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It espouses fitness, healthy eating, spiritual practices and teachings, mindfulness, creative works, and ideas inspired by love in the quest for well-being. It is a place designed to remind us that JOY is an ever-present choice, regardless of what we’ve been through in life. ~”Love” Is ALL there Is”
David Berner

David W. Berner

The Writer Shed

David W. Berner is a memoirist, essayist, fiction writer, and journalist. His memoirs reflect on our collective relationships and how those experiences link us to the world we share. From stories of fathers and sons, to road trips, travel, pets, and music, David's books are mirrors of our common human experience. 

David was born in Pittsburgh, PA and now lives in the Chicago area. Along with his writing credentials, David has had a distinguished career as a broadcast journalist. 

David's MEDIUM publicatIon, THE WRITER SHED includes regular posts on writing and the creative process. It can be found at www.medium.com/the-writer-shed.

David is the recipient of honors and awards from The Society of Midland Authors, The Chicago Writers Association, and the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. He has been the Writer-in-Residence for the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, where he was privileged to live and work at the Kerouac House for two-and-a-half months. He later was honored as the Writer-in-Residence at the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Illinois.

Trayce Brice

Trayce Brice

Curate Avenue

Trayce Brice is the founder of Curate Avenue, a career development, change management and leadership consulting firm, rooted in organic, homogenous development for the whole person.

After growing a 19 year corporate career coordinating and leading multi-disciplinary teams in complex project problem solving, managing expenditure portfolios of $30M for large multi-state territories with Starbucks and Walgreens, as well as working in the Non-Profit sector with the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Trayce has morphed that experience into a foundational aspect of now coaching individuals and business entities on how to elevate themselves and teams by attracting alignment and executing with simplicity by a whole person approach.

Uprooting habitual behaviors that create stagnation, implementing the universal laws of science and leveraging emotional intelligence to create a ripple effect to others in the organization to establish a unique and organic organizational foundation and collective flow to ideal results.   Through Curate Avenue she addresses the whole person in source and substance and creates simplicity in structure and quantum impact for organizational gain, allowing the organization to leverage the full potential of the individual, as now most only receive output of a fraction of the potential of their staff.

Trayce is decisive and action oriented, driven by providing efficient, effective and sustainable processes and results for her clients.  She holds an MBA from the Northwestern-Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) and is a happy mom to two young children ages 4 and 11.

Caterina DeFalco

Return to the Table

Return to the Table-Reconnect and Heal Your Family~

Caterina De Falco is the founder of Return to The Table, a movement to help families create more meaningful connections by embracing the art of the family dinner tradition.   

She is an author, speaker and coach.  Caterina has 30 years of experience in the kitchen and researching the differences between the French and American cultures around food preparation and mealtime rituals and 16 years of raising children and observing American family’s mealtime routines. She believes that sharing good food together is one of the easiest opportunities that we have every day to nourish our children’s minds, bodies and spirits and sees  that our society has lost the art of the family dinner tradition to hectic schedules, convenience foods and personal devices.

To help families return to the table and create a new table culture she has created a program that  educates on the importance and the benefits of sharing regular family meals and  a system to help families  get delicious and wholesome meals on the table easily and overcome the struggles they  face in making it happen. Caterina also educates on the art of conversation so that the time at the table is meaningful and educational.

Prior to launching Return to the Table, she has been a CFP for 27 years dealing with family legacy and wealth in the form of money and property and believes that the true family legacy and wealth is creating a meaningful connection with our children.

Return to the Table is about food but so much more. It is about creating and experience when we commit to taking the time every day to relax together, laugh together and share our deepest feelings together with good food. Children crave bonding time with parents every day, and everyone in the family must eat.  She invites families to slow down and savor and begin building a new family legacy.  It’s easier than one might think to make dinner time the best time of day…

 
energy worker, healing, pets, holistic

Star Woman (Nancy Collins)

Energy Magic

Nancy Collins, aka Star Woman, and owner of Energy Magic, is a true New Englander-born in New Bedford, MA, who chose to live a holistic lifestyle on Cape Cod, MA. She is a trained Animal Energy Practitioner, Reiki Master-Teacher/Practitioner, Quan Yin Magnified Healer, Herbalist, Gaia Ley Line- Standing Stones of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Gridwork in MA. She was given the name Star Woman by a Mayan Shaman in 1995, as he observed shooting stars radiating from her body during a healing circle.

Star Woman is best able to work with people that are open and believe in the healing of alternative modalities. The healing modalities she works with include: Reiki, essential oils, flower remedies, crystals, etc. Star Woman works remotely with a photograph of the animal. The process involves, first, identifying, and then refining the issue to focus, upon with the animal companion and their human. Star Woman offers an initial 2-hour session with additional sessions, depending on the length or complexity of the issue.

Star Woman eagerly and enthusiastically looks forward to every new day, welcoming the opportunity to fulfill her passion in working with animals and their humans, simply by offering love, working on a focused challenge that is causing havoc in their lives, and aiding in the transformational components to restore balance, where positive outcomes lie.

meditation consultant, coach, spiritual healing, empowerment

Deron Essex

Grounded Flight

Deron Essex is an international life coach, speaker and workshop facilitator. He teaches people how to transcend from their traumatic past and recreate a positive more confident self-image of themselves. He grew up in the South Side of Chicago and has helped hundreds of people in the last 4 years free themselves and live the life they always dreamed of.
holistic educator, consciousness, leadership, success, empowerment

Kurt Krueger

Success Systems International

A native of Los Angeles, Kurt A. Krueger lives what he teaches and teaches what he lives.  He has won 16 medals in four International Senior Olympic swim championships.  Mr. Krueger has taught Peak Performance Training around the world for elite athletes/coaches, performing artists, business people, and others.  His goal is to have everyone physically and mentally fit throughout the 21st Century.  He has been interviewed on Radio/TV and for the print media on four continents. He has coached numerous world-record holders for San Fernando Valley swim schools, was a member of Glendale College and Cal St. Uni. - Los Angeles faculties of Psychology and/or Physical Education.  He is an internationally published bestselling author, including Bestseller, "Winning Ways for Living", exclusively on Amazon, photographer, lecturer and corporate consultant. Mr. Krueger’s interest in Peak Performance Practices developed when he met a Master of these sciences in 1974.  His integrative learning whas been tested as a passenger on a JAL plane hijacked by the Japanese Red Army terrorists, as an inner-city ghetto school history teacher threatened by student carrying a drawn gun. Practicing PPT concentration technique kept his mind relaxed and focused at the height of the crisis. From these kinds of crisis situations, Kurt was recognized for his ability to cope with them and sought out to teach Stress Management techniques and ultimately, led to a series of highly successful presentations in Southern California culminating with a program at the United Nations in New York City and the University of Oxford Medical school (UK) Mr. Krueger also began training athletes for Peak Performance.  This developed into a ‘systems’ program to strengthen a person’s body, mind and spirit.  The use of these techniques had enabled him to win numerous medals in the Senior Olympics. Kurt founded the Institute of Sports Psychology in 1982 in Bombay and developed into an organization with four more offices in London, Melbourne, Tokyo and Los Angeles.  The following year he founded Success Systems International to develop programs and practices specific to companies and performing artist’s needs.  The current office is in Los Angeles, CA. He has presented programs for the United States Military Academy, Young Presidents Organization, other major corporations, major international conferences such as, a keynote speech, Stress Management in Sports and Business, at the 1985 World Congress on Sports Psychology in Copenhagen; Fitness for the 21st Century at the 1988 Olympic Scientific Congress in Seoul; and Technology with a Heart workshop at the 1990 International Conference on Technology and Education, Brussels; and Strengthening Character at the 2002 Conference of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance.  He has been published nearly 50 times internationally in magazines and journals. Kurt is a National Board Certified Teacher in ‘secondary’ Physical Education and served on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Physical Education Advisory Board, 2000-2014. Currently, Kurt is actively involved in The World Fest, a world-wide event bringing positive change to our planet using the performing arts, cooperative play, multi/media, “spiritual upliftment”,  character development throughout our society.
healer, vibrationalsoundtherapy, meditation

Pascuala Miller

Vibrational Sound Therapy and Meditation Coach

Pascuala Miller, is a Texan girl transformed by the practice of meditation. Meditation has greatly impacted her life in a positive way and became her passion in helping make this ancient practice accessible to everyone who is interested in learning the art of going within. She found that experiencing the benefits that result from daily meditation practices are what really makes a difference in the way we approach life. From ancient wisdom to modern day life, she was trained by Venerable Buddhist Monks in Thailand and in the USA and has been practicing meditation for more than ten years. Pascuala developed and offers Meditation, Yoga and Vibrational Sound Therapy to the general public. Her current programs are:
  • Mind-Gardner
  • Speak Silence
  • VYM Flow
Pascuala Miller is certified by The Meditation Learning Center to teach mindfulness and meditation, a registered Yoga Teacher with YogaAlliance (200 RYT) and Vibrational Sound Therapy Certified Practitioner by the Vibrational Sound Association (VSA). Additionally, she has continued her personal and professional education and training with classes and retreats from The Middle Way MeditationVipassana-Meditation as taught by V.S. GoenkaThe Art of Living Foundation, and Isha Foundation among others. Pascuala’s motto is, “If you have not found meditation yet, LET MEDITATION FIND YOU!”

Jenn Maronek

RN | Medium | Writer
Jenn Maronek has a double bachelor's degree in nursing and zoology. She is an emergency nurse, clairvoyant medium, and writer. Jenn blends her 15 years in western medicine with her connection to the spiritual world and eastern healing to form a place where science meets spirituality. In addition to her experience as a registered nurse, Jenn has gone through her own trauma of a painful divorce. During her healing, she learned about the power of energy and how that makes a difference to ones health. She discovered that whatever energy and beliefs people choose to immerse themselves in alters their intracellular dynamics. If this energy is negative, it can lead to sickness as physical manifestation of the negative. As a recovered codependent and perfectionist who suffered from stomach problems and terrible anxiety, Jenn learned how to unleash her power and strength by accessing divinity within. She is now helping others unleash their power and strength through her writings and podcast, Spiritually Successfully Single. Jenn has been featured on HuffPost, Tiny Buddha, Thought Catalog, and Sivana East. Through the use of these constructive platforms of motivation and inspiration, Jenn aims to teach people how to lead a balanced and spiritually successful life.

Martha Rosales

Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner, Holistic Nutrition Advisor, Food Educator & Speaker
Martha D. Rosales is a Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner, Holistic Nutrition Advisor, Food Educator & Speaker. “Hi, I’m Martha, I help people who struggle with health problems, weight issues and educate people how to become healthier. Food can be their worst enemy, or their best friend.  People can learn how to have a healthier diet, not just for themselves, but for their whole family. By using food as medicine, people can recover their life, health and self- esteem. My Mission is to help people to open their eyes!
  • To spread the word of what is happening with our food
  • To become one voice and know their rights of what’s in our food
  • To teach parents how they can protect their own kids with the choices that they are making in the kitchen
  • To spread the word of how we can become healthier and that sickness is NOT a natural state of the body
With such a resounding passion, my big dream is that we come back to our basics, respect our world and treat the earth and animals lovingly.”

Ayódele O Kolade

Transformation Specialist
Ayódele is a Transformation Specialist, with a background in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Psychology and fuses these more scientific approaches with the ancient science of Hypnotherapy, a deep and profound understanding of our spiritual life and more esoteric philosophies and practices. After undergoing her own remarkable transformation she is now dedicated to assisting people in transforming trauma, pain and darkness from the past into light, self-acceptance and the deepest understanding of themselves possible. She is committed to assisting in the evolution of consciousness on the planet and has made it her mission to help people achieve true happiness, confidence, self-belief and ultimate Personal Mastery.

Mike Blaze

Fitness Professional and Corporate Fitness Specialist
As a certified Fitness Professional and Corporate Fitness Specialist with over 6 years of industry experience while living a highly active, healthy lifestyle for over 15 years, a dedicated endurance athlete who has completed several marathons/triathlons/ultra-marathon events usually finishing at the front of the pack, spent a great deal of time studying his craft and teaching others how to improve their quality of life related to better health, nutrition, fitness, mindset, growth, leadership, and lots more. Mike has helped hundreds of corporate professionals and executives improve their quality of life and achieve their health goals faster! Helping people be more active, obtain great results, and become more successful has always been his main priority and why he created BLAZE Fitness & Amp; Wellness. Blaze Fitness operates on 6 core values: well-being & safety, integrity, authenticity, impact, growth, and excellence. Sessions include a high intensity, mix of resistance training through compound strength training exercises, body weight movements, and core strengthening combined with cardiovascular conditioning, yet, maintains a supportive training style, keeping things fun and exciting!

Gary Hensel

Award Winning Author and Teacher of Wisdom
Gary is a teacher and author. His last stop in the corporate world was as a Director of Human Resources for Koszegi Industries a midsize international manufacturing corporation. He then spent 20 years in academia as a tenured Department Chair of Business, Management and Marketing with McHenry College.  Gary is presently writing and teaching about wisdom, new thought movement, and growth mindset. He has published 4 books and has won awards for teaching and writing. Gary recently won an international award as author of the year in London from the PowerHouse Global Charities group. He has also won awards for excellence in teaching at multiple academic institutions. Gary’s most recent books can be found on Amazon and on his website,“Notes Too A Younger Me”, “IAM: Two Of The Most Powerful Words”, “ToughRoads”, and the soon to be released: “Lessons For A Spiritual Warrior”.  He teaches Master Classes all over the world and posts the information for these on his website.  Gary connects daily with over 125,000 readers and followers from all over the world on many social media platforms.
spiritual teacher, author

Royce Morales

Spiritual Teacher| Transformational Inner Journey Guide| Author
Out of a life-long desire to understand the mechanics of life, who we are and why, Royce Morales spent years seeking answers. Out of this personal quest, she intuitively discovered her own truth and was invited to share it with others.  She created Perfect Life Awakening, a series of classes providing powerful tools to shift consciousness and permanently enhance lives.  This trailblazing, experiential information helps resolve obstacles programmed during current and previous lives. Stuck issues and patterns resolve; fears dissolve; spiritual awakening occurs.  Although spiritually based, her courses are down-to-earth and applicable in day-to-day life. To facilitate deeper work with individuals, Royce utilizes her transformational spiritual clearing technique called Spiritual Cognition Integration.  In a meditative state, individuals are able to discover and release the roots of subconscious false beliefs.  This allows reclaiming deservingness, trust, empowered action, authenticity and a purpose-filled, connected, Higher Consciousness existence. Royce has been teaching small groups and individuals in all phases of self-study for over four decades. Her evolutionary information has been brought to thousands, including psychologists who use her methods with their patients, teachers in their classrooms, parents with their children.  Her teachings are now available via an e-course, live webinars, and in private sessions.  She is the author of three books about her teachings.

Radha Schwaller

Ayurvedic Educator, Practitioner, Therapist| Herbalist|Aromatherpist
Radha Schwaller is a devoted wife, mother, herbalist, aromatherapist, Certified Ayurvedic Educator and Practitioner, Ayurvedic Body Therapist and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula. Radha has incorporated holistic health into her and her families’ lives for almost two decades. In 2001, she also became certified in Reiki levels I and II. It was within this training that she awakened her love for the subtle and powerful energy medicine, followed by other Ayurvedic training certifications. Radha weaves together her rich mixture of elements from sound healing, art therapy, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, herbalism, magic, laughter and energy work to create a healing journey that brings balance to mind, ease to body and the light of BLISS to one’s spirit.

Kimberly Manley

Healing Arts, Artist, Illustrator
Kimberly Manley is developing a process for healing and nurturing through artistic and creative exploration. Kim originally went to college to get a degree in art education and switched to fine arts and illustration. With her experience in the Art Education program and in the Fine Arts program she has started creating art lessons for creative exploration and self reflection. Kim wants to help others create a space and set aside time for themselves where they can relax and discover more about themselves. Art is a great way to get in touch with creativity and heal in a natural and safe environment. No technical art skills are necessary when you take away the expectations of the results and focus on enjoying the process. Alongside this practice, Kim is working as a freelance illustrator. She helps authors bring their books to life with soft, colorful watercolor illustrations. During her spare time, she continues to practice her own art style and vision.

Isaac Rodriguez Betanzos

Writer, Quantum Psychology & Strategic Consultant
ISAAC R. BETANZOS is a novel writer specialised in Quantum Psychology, with an academical background in research & Psychology. Originally from Spain, he has lived and cooperated in projects across different countries, such as United Kingdom, South Africa, Kenya, Greece and the Czech Republic. He graduated with honours in Clinical, Educational & Organisational Psychology in Spain, just before moving abroad. While living in England, Isaac completed a MRes in Research Methods in Psychology, in which dissertation the concepts of Quantum Psychology were first ever tested. An active public speaker, member of Toastmasters International, with a multi-curricular career and actively involved with different NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and charity projects, such as the Do It With Boldness Foundation, focused in the empowerment and equality spectrum. Combining Positive Psychology and Quantum Physics, through Quantum Psychology we will be able to re-think time, space and interpersonal connections the way we do.

Listicle

Positive Videos YouTube Channel 
Listicle is a YouTube channel started by @ernest6words, aimed at creating inspirational, motivational, informative and positive Listicle videos. Listicle is a term used for articles or videos made up of a bulleted or numbered list, often organized around a central theme. The idea of creating a ‘positive’ Listicle YouTube channel manifested from the fact that today, amidst the clutter of negative news and visuals fed to us, on a daily basis, via the news and various social media platforms, it was imperative to have videos that would not only spread positivity, but also inspire and motivate the viewers in their daily lives. Listicle creates content ranging from Positive News Stories to Inspirational Quotes to Self-Development videos.

Pamela Kirkham Fine Arts

Artist, Art Teacher, Healing Art
In 1992, Pam Kirkham started her own business, Kirkham Fine Arts. Through KFA, she has taught art to all ages from pre-school through college level and has created works that enable the viewer to heal themselves from the inside out. For the last 16 years, her focus has turned away from doing murals and illustration to creating vivid, healing, acrylic paintings that seek to free you from the struggles of daily life, especially for those dealing with a serious illness. By meditating on her inspirational paintings, Pam wants you to escape from what troubles you. The Fight or Flight Series seeks to heal you as you view flying creatures that take you up and away from your struggles. Nature heals and she strives to connect you with it in a positive, spiritual way. Accomplishments include having been chosen to be an ArtPrize Artist in both 2014 & 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan; chosen for the Oklahoma Arts Division’s Artist-in-Residence program; has been awarded 3 Art in Public Places commissioned murals; and she has received numerous awards across the USA. Her work is shown and in collections world-wide. She recently began offering her art printed on a variety of products through Fine Art America.
Love, LoveMakersFoundation, LoveRevolution

Deborah and David Kozich

LoveMakers Foundation
The LoveMakers Foundation is a new kind of church and Spiritual Foundation creating the LOVE REVOLUTION whose purpose is to move the paradigm of the world from fear to LOVE. LoveMakers Foundation propels the radical idea of using LOVE as the key to human happiness, fulfillment, spiritual connection, helping individuals connect with their highest source, creating a world of peace, joy, and happiness. LOVE connects all people of all religions in unified joy as it is the most powerful force in the universe. LoveMakers Foundation projects the powerful world-class message of its Founder, Chief Spiritual Officer, and Sr. Pastor, David Kozich, JD. LL.M, CMC and Chief Executive Officer, Deborah Kozich, CLC. LoveMakers Foundation’s Vision is to become the leading Vertically Integrated Spiritual Organization in the World, where individuals are aligned with the LOVE paradigm. LoveMakers provides a powerful weekly on-line “LOVE message”, spiritual counseling, prayer work, spiritual coaching, performs love and light events, weddings, vow renewals, baptisms, funeral and memorial services etc. LoveMakers Mission is: LOVE, energy, innovation, excellence, and spiritual intelligence providing the world with a platform of infinite love, ideas, service, and spiritual products that transforms the planet to a place of LOVE and peace.

Balaka B. Ghosal

Writer, Copywriter Eco-Friendly Businesses, Speaker
Balaka is a cross between a sloth and a chameleon, their right and left brains blended to evolve as an empath. To find deeper solutions to life’s obstacles with her empowerment-mindset of healing spirituality. Passionate about the environment, Balaka helps green businesses elevate their message and reach out to a larger audience. Trained by American Writers and Illustrators Inc. in B2B and B2C writing and marketing, Balaka is well-equipped with the tools for online marketing. She envisions a world where eco-responsible products and services will replace the dig-make-use-throw system. Balaka has a special bond with water. She helped create an upper-elementary water conservation curriculum that includes an all-color graphic book, card games, posters, stickers, and hands-on activities. She is now promoting it in the US market. Balaka believes in building grassroot awareness for a simple, low-waste life, showcasing her own enthusiasm of reusing resources, buying alternative products, and living close to nature. Balaka doesn’t look forward to Fridays only. She feels the blessing of life in everything she does every day. She is contented with sharing her time between her home in Houston and her spiritual community ashram in Austin, infused with yoga, peacocks, and chanting meditation.
DreamingAce, poet, freelance blogger

Lisa ``Dreaming Ace`` Rothman

Freelance Blogger, Poet, Storyteller
Lisa's mission is to boldly remind others that they are beloved, loved, and belong through creative writings and nonfiction. Through her personal blog, “Adventures Of A Dreaming Ace,” she writes about the intersections of story, fandom, and life and how these can be used to connect with others and with ourselves. In her blog she covers everything from current events, to mental health issues, to the power of fandom communities, to personal explorations of spirituality using a hope-filled lens. She has also written blog content for a wide range of other clients, ranging from spiritual-based thought pieces to fact-based sales pitches for products that help minimize your home's environmental impact. Lisa also has a growing monthly poetry e-news, which is filled with inspiration and encouragement. “Dreaming Ace” uses her creativity and writing experience to help build connections in an oftentimes isolating and lonely world by reminding us all that “we are not alone.” She can be contacted at: adreamingace@gmail.com.
astrology, astrologer

Ryan Evans

Certified Master Evolutionary Astrologer, Certified Flower Essence Practitioner/Master Teacher
Ryan Evans is a Certified Master Level Astrologer. A student of 25 years and a Professional for 15, having studied with Steven Forrest, Patricia Walsh, Pat Kaluza, and others, he practices an integrative approach to Astrology combining imagery, past life analysis, and healthy encouragement of choice and free-will. As an Organic Flower Farmer of 20 years, he aligns his engagement and practice of Astrology with the observed and experienced lessons and teachings of the Natural World and her rhythms. In a reading, Ryan describes the mythology and poetry of the Solar System and the Seasons of the Earth and how they are reflected in the myth and poetry of YOU.

Daniel Mangena

Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Public Speaker
Dan Mangena is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and public speaker. He is completely self-made having spent decades perfecting his world-class coaching methodology. His books, podcasts, events & retreats continue to help captains-of-industry and private individuals alike live an abundant, joyful, purpose-driven life. He offers many unique and effective free tools via his website.” -The Wall St Journal, “Masters of Success” (2020) After receiving a late diagnosis of Asperger’s, experiencing what can only be described as life-shattering trauma at the age of 20, Daniel spent the next seven years struggling to keep these revelations and events from spilling into every area of his life. As a result of his struggles, Daniel built a simple, four-step system called the Beyond Intention Paradigm. His mission: To Spearhead an evolutionary uplift in universal consciousness by awakening people to the importance of their unique role. This that is already encoded in them by way of a deep and often ignored or undervalued passion defined as their Dream.” Dan’s books, “Do it With Dan”podcast series, have helped thousands across the globe, in addition to coaching, being an outspoken promoter of entrepreneurial philanthropy, an ambassador for the Mangena Foundation, and working with charities across the globe.

Kimberly Danielle

Life Coach, Educator, and Business Consultant
Kimberly Danielle has worked in the Hollywood film and television industry and also within the field of education and 1-on-1 coaching. She has successfully started and grown a small business from scratch in both Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia with clients all over the U.S. and in various countries throughout Europe, Asia, and also in Australia. She has a passion for working with small business owners who are either just starting out part-time or are looking to increase the profitability of their established small businesses. She helps business owners to determine practical, positive, and intuitive solutions for receiving more happiness in their businesses and in other areas of their lives. As your small business and life coach, Kimberly Danielle brings her over 10 years of experience in small business development, awards and fellowships in writing, and her certifications in life & empowerment coaching, assertiveness coaching, and other holistic certifications to help you gain more positivity, direction, prosperity, and entrepreneurship skills. If you are thinking about starting a new business or expanding an existing business, contact her.

Andy Swindler

Founder & Chief Empathy Oficer of FeelReal
Andy Swindler brings hearts together to unify humanity. He envisions a world that embraces healthy tensions to cultivate dignity and agency for every person. Andy began his entrepreneurial journey at age 24, which led to running a boutique digital agency for 14 years. He spent the next few years empowering conscious leaders and inclusive organizations to shift the dominant narrative from fear to love through an embodied expression of purpose and values. Andy's commitment to shepherding human flourishing now culminates in FeelReal, which he has incubated since receiving this vision in a dream in 2007. Launched as a benefit corporation in 2019, FeelReal provides access to hundreds of intimate guided online gatherings where we can see and hear each other by sharing our true stories to rebuild strong communities based on our common humanity. Andy speaks and writes on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. A deep investigation of his own privilege inspires Andy to hold space for others who have the courage to walk this critical journey. He developed The Metamodel framework to visualize the alignment between more than 100 different conscious leadership, business and dialogue frameworks.
inspired artist, art of living,

Delphine Pontvieux

Artist, Author, Actress
Never mind that our generation has come to grips with the fact that pretty much everything we consume is mass produced, French born leather jewelry designer Delphine Pontvieux recognizes that there is an ever growing demand and newfound respect for the truly unique and handmade. From the very beginning, she has chosen to cater to these discerning people, those who appreciate the beauty and quality of a handmade object. Every NYET piece of leather jewelry or accessory is designed and handmade by her in her Chicago workshop, with love, patience and the individual attention they deserve, with carefully selected hides, eco-friendly dyes and hardware that are made to last. Pontvieux is a bit of a renaissance woman: in addition to her jewelry art, she is also a painter, a published author, as well as a movie and TV performer. In her free time, she loves to scuba dive and longs to travel around the world again as soon as the pandemic is over.
veteran, spirituality, podcast, HermitRadio, healing

Cameron Harman

Veteran, Podcaster, Inspirational Speaker
Cameron Harman is a veteran of the US army, he served in the war in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. From his time in the military he suffered from PTSD. Depression and anxiety were controlling his life. He needed answers to why his suffering was so great. When he began meditating and seeking answers within, his life changed forever. A new way of life was beginning to unfold, joy and happiness was overcoming the anxiety and depression. With a new-found love for life he realized he could not just have this knowledge for himself. He started a podcast “Hermit Radio” to share his wisdom with others who are seeking freedom from suffering. Cameron was a speaker for the “Wakening Festival” on how to change your perception.
author, speaker, lifecoach,

Lois Thompson

Author, Speaker, Life Coach, Creator of WithinLiving®
Lois has been blessed with enjoying a full life, living it on her terms. Some of her greatest treasures and poignant points of life have been the evolution of deep personal growth, through many highs and what could be considered deepest lows. She cherished those low places and considers them the catalyst for the wisdom and personal revealed truths that have transformed her life, from within. They were the place that brought forth discovery of truth, recognition of her authentic-self, and her infinite power within. From this transformation, WithinLiving® was created. WithinLiving is about living life inside through the infinite power within, as we become Consciously Aware of our God-self. It is the place of miracles - magic! She invites you to come and discover your unique, authentic self, the infinite power and potential You Are! And, through it find your own personal revealed truth and be transformed from within. From this place you will manifest magnificence - spiritually, emotionally, physically, financially, materially, socially, every aspect to which you are not absolutely satisfied...allowing the miracles to flow through you, not to you. This is WithinLiving®.
environmental writer,holistic, PureEsperanza

Leah Pisaruck

Spiderweb’s Environmental Writing
Leah was born in Seattle, WA, and has always been an artist in love with the natural world.  At age 19, she embarked on the Pacific Northwest Trail, a thru-hike that runs from Northwest Montana to the Washington coast.  Shortly after her return home, she moved to Montana, as she completely fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and their forests, rivers, and skies.  An avid backpacker, writer, painter, musician, and jewelry crafter, she is currently on her way to finish a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Literature at the University of Montana.  Leah writes essays, poetry, and various forms of copy with the intention of spreading positive ways of thinking that encourage social and environmental justice.  Through her writing, she hopes to influence fellow human beings to comprehend the truth that all of humanity is interconnected with each other, as well as with the rest of the natural world.  Leah passionately believes that a broad and holistic expansion of our ethical consciousness and identity is essential for the survival of humankind’s only habitat: our beloved Mother Earth.
water healing, massage, healing, PureEsperanza

Vanessa Calfan

Seamstress of Souls, Coach, Teacher, Mentor
Vanessa Calfan is a seamstress of souls. She is an expert at helping beings feel safe and light in their own skin. Coach/Teacher and Mentor, she stands for self-love no matter what, inspiring hundreds of women and some men to unleash their inner creator, whether it is in redesigning their relationships or leaving a unique stamp in the world. As the founder of Vanessa’s Water Medicine, she is tapping into the Toltec’s wisdom and Zen philosophy that our life challenges stem from the womb. So where else to go but the womb to release them? Janzu, a spiritual water massage takes her protégés into altered states of consciousness. By demand, she is now training Janzu therapists online, all over the world, as well as in her home in the crystalline waters of the Mexican Caribbean.
quantumstones

Albert Milligan

Metaphysical Entrepreneur

Albert Milligan has been in the Electrical Engineering field for over 35 years. He started his career working for a top fortune 100 Petrochemical Company. He has extensive experience working with computer aided drafting equipment, project management, construction and electrical/instrumentation design. Albert is a self-started and has truly little format college education. He has held several positions in management, and has traveled extensively during his career. Presently, he operates an online business called QuantumStones, where he develops, designs, markets, educates and ships quantum jewelry around the world.

transformation guide, gong sound journey facilitator, light language channel, author

Maya Boston

Transformation Guide| Gong Sound Journey Facilitator| Light Language Channel| Best-selling Author
Maya began her own personal journey of transformation twenty years ago. Through the process of self-love, an awakening of an inner knowing revealed lifetimes of soul memory and a passion for her life's purpose as an Alchemist of Light and Sound. Her mission is focused on opening the heart and mind of humanity through Sound and Light Codes, by using frequencies to change each listener's brainwave state, which touches the deepest parts of an individual's Being, and assists with overcoming long held resistances. Her harmonics, Light Code frequencies and Guidance help to ground her clients in heart-centred consciousness. We are all journeying together, as we walk our path of awakening, we merge our inner and outer worlds to create the world we all wish to live in for the wellbeing of everyone. Maya offers a 22-day mentoring program of transformation, shifting old patterns and behaviours through deep inner work and self-love practices, opening to new perspectives, through regular personal sessions for support, Light Language to raise frequency and the creation of a Personal Gong Sound Journey Track as ongoing support beyond the initial 22-day program.
creating serenity, facilitator, yoga, reiki

Sharon LaFlamme

Facilitator and Founder of Creating Serenity, LLC
Sharon LaFlamme has taken her life's passions of human behavior, health, nutrition, yoga, meditation and incorporated them into creating an internal space for healing.  Healing herself and others has been a lifelong passion.  Her journey through childhood trauma created a need to heal, and as an empath, that meant everyone she was in contact with.  She became a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner where she helps transform pain into peace, where trauma symptoms resolve, and clients feel integrated and whole.  Vitality is restored. Clients finally feel at home in their body. She works with people, their childhood trauma, and resolving the many health issues that present themselves due to the nervous system's dysregulation.  She is a seeker of knowledge & evolution, a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, with an Associates Degree in Chemical Dependency, Ayurvedic/Functional medicine advocate, a summit presenter, podcast speaker, Reiki practitioner, and she is on the board of LoveMakers Foundation. Journey Track as ongoing support beyond the initial 22-day program.

Holly Kimmel Brooks

Intuitive Psychic and Spiritual Life Counselor
Holly is an Intuitive Psychic, Spiritual Life Counselor, Life Skills Teacher, Podcast personality, Writer, and Innovator of change. She has faced cancer 3 times in 10 years, beat it with grace, broken her neck, had back surgery, both knees replaced and a mélange of other physical changes. Of course, just as many mental & emotional challenges. Her first physic experience was at age 5. Throughout this life, Holly became the “Go to Girl, for anyone with a challenge or problem, helping with the really important lessons, the handing our difficult emotions, that our perception is our reality, gratitude, fear and how to navigate it. In her work, Holly shares her Intuitive knowledge with people that are having a rough go of it. She raised her daughter alone, and with a classical ballet and jazz background; started 2 dance companies for children. With accuracy that could not be ignored, Holly began to give readings; everything else sprung from that.
healers, energy medicine, bodymindsoul

The Sonqos: Cecie & Patrick

Creators of Sonqos Worlds
Meet Patrick & Cecie, ChakaRunas (Andean term for bridge) & Catalysts into Sonqos’ (Heart) Worlds. Creating enlightening & explorative (Un)Learning Experiences to awaken the ‘divine mastery seed’ within to show up and shine from the heart. Dedicated to enable profound shifts with ease and flow with personalized groups of fewer participants for allowing rich dialogue & insight. As Vitality Shamans, they are a vital link to the subtle, breaking stories, labels & mindsets that hold to attune, to be vital. Weaving I & I (the persona in the world, free of attachments & the Spirit Self) into a bountiful, meaningful and harmonic Life, Business, and Profession beyond measure.
  • Living in harmony with Nature & Pachamama.
  • Choice & LOVE, Compassion & Gratitude.
  • Sacred and vital relations & environments with All.
  • Shifting from homo sapiens to homo luminous.
  • Ideals that bring us together
Dancing with Advaita & shamanic wisdom, appreciative inquiry & spiral dynamics, story, spirit & sound medicine arts, the path of fire & the heart, and more. Riding the wave of trends to lift the vibration of the planet to love, Sonqos Worlds are a vital breeze in Self Help, Hack & Sync. Beyond Personal  Branding. Meditation, Ceremony & Sound Design.  Harmonic Leaping & Femifesting. SonqosWorlds.net coming soon.  

Elizabeth Terry

NLP Trainer & Master Coach, Professional Consultant
A proud Jamaican by birth and parentage, Elizabeth is passionate about healthy living, her spiritual development, “being the change you want to see” and helping to facilitate personal, organizational and societal transformation. She believes in the concept of sustainable development and living in harmony with Mother Earth and all its inhabitants, since at our core, we are all inter-connected. Against a professional background of training, HRD and project management, she made the decision to pursue training and certification in the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), in order to help deepen her own transformation. This led her to the work in which she is currently passionately engaged – NLP training and coaching for individuals, professionals and leaders. She is a graduate of the Tad James NLP Trainer’s programme, and is a certified Trainer and Master Coach of NLP, Time Line Therapy ® and Hypnosis recognized by the American Board of NLP, Time Line Therapy ® Association and the American Board of Hypnotherapy. She operates her own company Limitless Transformation Coaching and Training Services Ltd. and is a partner with Think Grow Lead (TGL) in TGL SMILE, where NLP is infused in a unique offering of customer experience training, coaching and consulting.  

Isabelle Blum

natureART | creative embodiment of nature and our natural being
Isabelle has worked for over 15 years as an educated environmental scientist in Switzerland and Nepal raising awareness on environmental issues. Her background includes soil science, waste management, organic farming and gardening. Interested in self-improvement, health and spirituality from an early age, Isabelle has been exploring all kinds of spiritual teachings and ancient knowledge. For several years she's diving deeper into the Taoist Arts and was trained as an Immortal Arts teacher in Japan and China. Since childhood she was also fascinated by words and images and their interplay. Isabelle now combines all her interests and works as a self-employed environmental consultant, creates art in the form of illustrations, videos, and photographs and is on the way of offering online courses. Her intention is to bring people back to nature, their experience from within their bodies and their own natural being. Her philosophy is based on the understanding that we are energetic beings entangled in the web of the universal energy field and all living things. That each and every one of us is on an individual path to evolve as a unique being on this planet earth.  
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